BIOGRAPHY

Maj. Gen. Charles T. Menoher

Charles T. Menoher

Maj. Gen. Charles T. Menoher commanded the US Army, Pacific (Hawaiian Department) from 1924-1925. The son of a Civil War veteran, he graduated from the US Military Academy in 1886 with a commission in the Artillery. He later graduated from the Army War College and was selected for the original General Staff Corps where he served from 1903-1907.

During World War I, Menoher participated in the defeat of the Germans during the Champagne-Marne offensive and in the successful Allied offensives of St. Mihiel and Meuse-Argonne. At war's end he commanded the VI Corps and received the Distinguished Service Medal, along with awards from France, Belgium, and Italy.

After the war, Gen. Menoher commanded the Air Service, where he had a conflict with his top deputy, Col. William "Billy" Mitchell. Requesting an assignment with troops, he then took command of the Hawaiian Division before taking over the Hawaiian Department. After this, he commanded the IX Corps Area in San Francisco until his mandatory retirement on 20 March 1926. He died on 11 August 1930. 

 

USARPAC MISSION

USARPAC postures and prepares the force for unified land operations, responds to threats, sustains and protects the force, and builds military relationships that develop partner defense capacity in order to contribute to a stable and secure U.S. Pacific Command area of responsibility.

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